When Einstein Walked With G Del

When Einstein Walked with G  del
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780374717841
Rating 3/5 from 3 reviews

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who’ve tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites us to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction—and whether the universe truly has a future.

When Einstein Walked with G  del
  • Author : Jim Holt
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. Does time exist? What is

A World Without Time
  • Author : Palle Yourgrau
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-03-04

In 1942, the logician Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein became close friends; they walked to and from their offices every day, exchanging ideas about science, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time

G  del Meets Einstein
  • Author : Palle Yourgrau,Assistant Professor of Philosophy Palle Yourgrau
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1999

This is an expansion of the author's 1991 work which investigates the implications of Gödel's writings on Einstein's theory of relativity as they relate to the fundamental questions of the nature of time and the possibilities for time travel.

Incompleteness  The Proof and Paradox of Kurt G  del  Great Discoveries
  • Author : Rebecca Goldstein
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2006-02-17

A portrait of the eminent twentieth-century mathematician discusses his theorem of incompleteness, relationships with such contemporaries as Albert Einstein, and untimely death as a result of mental instability and self-starvation.

Don t Be Afraid of Physics
  • Author : Ross Barrett,Pier Paolo Delsanto
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-24

With the aid of entertaining short stories, anecdotes, lucid explanations and straight-forward figures, this book challenges the perception that the world of physics is inaccessible to the non-expert. Beginning with Neanderthal man, it traces the evolution of human reason and understanding from paradoxes and optical illusions to gravitational waves, black

G  del  Escher  Bach
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)
  • Release Date : 2000

'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness

The Road to Reality
  • Author : Roger Penrose
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-06-09

From one of our greatest living scientists, a magnificent book that provides, for the serious lay reader, the most comprehensive and sophisticated account we have yet had of the physical universe and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. Since the earliest efforts of the ancient Greeks to find order

Applied Research of Quantum Information Based on Linear Optics
  • Author : Xiaoye Xu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-03-31

This thesis reports on outstanding work in two main subfields of quantum information science: one involves the quantum measurement problem, and the other concerns quantum simulation. The thesis proposes using a polarization-based displaced Sagnac-type interferometer to achieve partial collapse measurement and its reversal, and presents the first experimental verification of

Edison Cylinder Records  1889 1912
  • Author : Allen Koenigsberg
  • Publisher : Allen Koenigsberg
  • Release Date : 1987

Read online Edison Cylinder Records 1889 1912 written by Allen Koenigsberg, published by Allen Koenigsberg which was released on 1987. Download full Edison Cylinder Records 1889 1912 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

The Order of Time
  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08

One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems, and Helgoland, comes a concise, elegant exploration

Moonwalking with Einstein
  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge

Godel s Proof
  • Author : Ernest Nagel,James R. Newman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12

The first book to present a readable explanation of Godel's theorem to both scholars and non-specialists, this is a gripping combination of science and accessibility, offering those with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

  • Author : Alexey V. Kavokin,Jeremy J. Baumberg,Guillaume Malpuech,Fabrice P. Laussy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28

Microcavities are semiconductor, metal, or dielectric structures providing optical confinement in one, two or three dimensions. At the end of the 20th century, microcavities have attracted attention due to the discovery of a strong exciton-light coupling regime allowing for the formation of superposition light-matter quasiparticles: exciton-polaritons. In the following century

The Fabric of the Cosmos
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they

Dance of the Photons
  • Author : Anton Zeilinger
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12

Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion that two elementary particles far removed from each other could nonetheless influence each other's properties—a